Daily COVID-19 digest
Recording of open board meeting now available: Thank you again to everyone who tuned into yesterday’s virtual open board meeting. If you were unable to join us, a recording of the event, along with our first ever public Q&A session, is now available on blood.ca. We look forward to bringing you our next open board meeting in December.
Wellness Wednesday — dip, duck, dodge, dive: After three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, some of you may be getting a little tired of the term “self-care”. Maybe you aren’t that into yoga, or the thought of finding the time to do a five-minute meditation with your kids demanding yet another snack, just isn’t practical. For those of you looking to let off a little steam and practice self-care in a non-traditional sense – this one’s for you. Laura Knych, portfolio manager, marketing, is helping us fall in love again with the childhood classic, dodgeball. Whether you loved or hated the game, there is no doubt that throwing ball (a soft one of course) at a willing opponent, is a fun way to spend some quality time with your family (and maybe even get a little payback). In today’s Wellness Wednesday video, Laura has enlisted the help of her father to demonstrate the fundamentals of dodgeball — dip, duck, dodge, dive. Enjoy!
Question of the day: I am curious about why we are advising that three feet for “walking/passing by” donors and other staff is acceptable. Shouldn’t our ultimate goal be to have two metre distancing in all aspect of the donor centre?
We are striving to keep 6.5 feet of physical distancing wherever possible, especially when stationary for long periods of time. However, this is not always operationally possible due to the sizes of our donor centres, their layouts and the nature of our business.
We would need to shut down many of our sites and would not be able to meet patient demand if we had to keep 6.5 feet of physical distancing at all times. This challenge influenced the decision we made to require all staff and donors to wear masks, which mitigates the risk and provides all donors/staff protection.
If employees have ideas or suggestions as to how to improve distancing in their site layout, while maintaining their current requirements for flow, chairs and beds, please reach out to your supervisor.
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About the daily digest
This daily digest will highlight the latest policy and employee support measures, resources to help you manage our new reality and original content like articles and videos to remind us that what we do matters. Things are moving quickly, so you can expect to hear from us daily. No access to email? No problem — all this information and more can be found on blood.ca/employees from any device, no login required.
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